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Old 14.11.2015, 13:33
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Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

Just read this article about speed cameras no longer being allowed to be "hidden" in the UK to reduce incidents of sudden breaking; not allowed to be grey any more, all going to be dayglo yellow.

And I'm sat here thinking but you shouldn't need to brake that suddenly you should be driving close to the limit(don't get me wrong I still reflexly lift off sharply when I see a camera), just thinking that before we moved here I would not have been surprised by this move and probably welcome it. now I'm thinking it's all wrong.
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Re: Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

Definitely! The sudden braking is dangerous. In France at least, people drop to 10 or 20 below the speed limit. I like driving in Switzerland even if sometimes when I'm tired I miss a change in speed limit, I do feel overall much safer and my car takes longer to need a refill too.
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And I'm sat here thinking but you shouldn't need to brake that suddenly you should be driving close to the limit
Signs that you've been in Switzerland too long, #63.
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Signs that you've been in Switzerland too long, #63.
... or a sign that I have started to integrate ....
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Re: Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

the switzerland i know hates radars, it's just a way of "fare cassetta"
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Old 16.11.2015, 08:20
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Just read this article about speed cameras no longer being allowed to be "hidden" in the UK to reduce incidents of sudden breaking; not allowed to be grey any more, all going to be dayglo yellow.

And I'm sat here thinking but you shouldn't need to brake that suddenly you should be driving close to the limit(don't get me wrong I still reflexly lift off sharply when I see a camera), just thinking that before we moved here I would not have been surprised by this move and probably welcome it. now I'm thinking it's all wrong.
This isn't new news! Clearly where-ever you are in CH it takes a while for "news" to get to you.
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Old 16.11.2015, 09:55
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Re: Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

One day... http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34819171
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Old 16.11.2015, 12:22
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Re: Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

It isn't new news. Sorry. The fact that the BBC decide to have an article on this doesn't make it anything new.

Fixed speed cameras were there for safety in the UK (hence the various rules for their use). DoT rules required them to be visible and I can remember cases from 5+ years ago that were thrown out of court .

What is news is that these "rules" were scrapped without consultation or announcement in 2013 - and it looks like the current government if trying to get credit for this... that's the real news.
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Re: Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

The BBC and many others...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...announces.html

There is a difference between voluntary and mandatory. This is mandatory.
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Old 16.11.2015, 13:14
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And I'm sat here thinking but you shouldn't need to brake that suddenly you should be driving close to the limit.
I got fined for speeding a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea I was over the limit (as I was driving a car that was too fast and powerful for me I suppose I was doing 65 on a 50 road). The flash took me by surprise and I did slam the brakes on It was a knee jerk reaction. Something sudden and unexpected happens; brake!
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Re: Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

i thought TOMTOM/various road navigational items warned you of camera's locations, and even if they were active or inactive - suggest you invest. or have the swiss go so clever their camera's are like the blackbird - off radar!
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Re: Funny how living in Switzerland changes your perspective

In nearby France they now have plastic cows by the road, with the speed cameras in the eyes
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Old 19.11.2015, 16:46
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i thought TOMTOM/various road navigational items warned you of camera's locations, and even if they were active or inactive - suggest you invest. or have the swiss go so clever their camera's are like the blackbird - off radar!
Warning devices are highly illegal in Switzerland, including all use and importation (even by non-residents) - most/all GPS surpress the warnings when you're in Switzerland.


Applies to some other countries as well.


Although I believe there are ways around it...
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Warning devices are highly illegal in Switzerland, including all use and importation (even by non-residents) - most/all GPS surpress the warnings when you're in Switzerland.


Applies to some other countries as well.


Although I believe there are ways around it...
Yup .. Both my Garmin satNav and co-pilot live on my phone do not provide warnings while in Switzerland .. But crossing the border into FR the warnings come on again.
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Old 19.11.2015, 17:27
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Warning devices are highly illegal in Switzerland, including all use and importation (even by non-residents) - most/all GPS surpress the warnings when you're in Switzerland.

Although I believe there are ways around it...
Smartphone apps are among the easier ways around this. And can also update for mobile cameras in real time.

Allegedly.
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In nearby France they now have plastic cows by the road, with the speed cameras in the eyes

http://lechodelaboucle.fr/2015/03/07...cest-un-radar/

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In nearby France they now have plastic cows by the road, with the speed cameras in the eyes
Sometimes they turn them around!!
What a Conway Hunt.
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